Councillors boost Toy Appeal

Councillors boost Toy Appeal

Christmas-spirited Bassetlaw Councillors have given the David Hawke Toy Appeal a festive boost with a generous donation of £800.

The annual toy appeal is run by Val Casey and her team at Worksop Estate Agents David Hawke, who collect toys and gifts from Bassetlaw residents and donate them to underprivileged children in the district.

For more than 20 years they have made sure that thousands of children have had a present to open on Christmas Day and this year, 11 councillors have donated funds from their Community Grants.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “No child should go without a present on Christmas Day and this wonderful cause ensures that families in Bassetlaw can have an extra special day.”

Val Casey added: “We’ve had another fantastic response from the public this year who have been extremely supportive over the last two decades. This generous donation from councillors will really boost our appeal, so thank you to everyone who has contributed.”

If you would like to donate to the David Hawke Toy Appeal, you have until Monday 17th December to drop donations off at their Bridge Street Offices.

Councillors who donated included: Cllr Julie Leigh, Cllr Simon Greaves, Cllr Jo White, Cllr David Pidwell, Cllr Cliff Entwistle, Cllr Josie Potts, Cllr Alan Rhodes, Cllr David Pressley, Cllr Robin Carrington-Wilde, Cllr David Potts, and Cllr Michael Gray.

Last Updated on Monday, February 4, 2019